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Joshua Stephenson Family
Posted by: Janice N. Thurmond Date: January 13, 2002 at 15:36:24
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Joshua Stephenson Family

Following is some of the information I have regarding the family of Joshua Stephenson, who arrived in Thomas Co., GA in 1849 from Johnston Co., NC. Many of his children moved into Colquitt Co. after their marriages.       

There are 4 of his children, clearly marked below, whom I have been unable to find more than their birth years. If you have knowledge of any of these children, please contact me! I am eager to exchange Stephenson info with anyone who is interested!
Janice Newton Thurmond, Marietta, GA

JOSHUA STEPHENSON FAMILY
Joshua Stephenson        b. about 1800 Johnston Co., NC       d. 5 Jan 1832 Thomas Co., GA, Buried Hendry Cemetery, Thomas Co., GA; son of David Stephenson, Sr., and Arey “Any” Johnson; married 1st (possibly) Unknown Given Name Beasley (?dau of Jeremiah Beasley?) before 5 Jan 1823 (she died after 1830 census and before June 1832).
Children:
1. Bartlett “Bartley” Stephenson       b. abt 1824 NC; enlisted Co. D, 1st GA Inf (Olmstead’s) 17 Feb 1864; d. 23 Jan 1865 Camp Morton, Indianapolis, IN, buried Crown Hill Cem., Indianapolis; married before 1860 Susan A.J. ------- b. abt 1839 FL; No record of any children.
2. Martha Jane Stephenson       b. abt 1826        NC; d.19 Aug 1898 Colquitt Co., GA, buried Bridge Creek Cem., Colquitt Co., GA; married on 15 June 1851, Thomas Co., GA, James E. Hancock b. 1824 GA; d. 16 Aug 1864 Macon, GA (War — of typhoid fever while serving with GA State Guard in the Battle of Atlanta), buried Rose Hill Cem., Macon
       children:
       (1) Georgiann Hancock
       (2) Linton Carlton Hancock b. 23 May 1853 GA; d. 3 Sep 1941 Ga; married Mary Alligood b. 1852; d. abt1885
       (3) Mary C. Hancock
       (4) Caroline M. Hancock
       (5) Nancy E. Hancock
       (6) Barzell Hancock (a son)
       (7) Bartow Hancock
       (8) James Claude Hancock b. 1865 (shortly after his father’s death)
3. Ezekial Stephenson b. 1829        NC; d. 22 Nov 1862 Lynchburg, VA; Died Single

Joshua married 2nd on 8 June 1832 in Johnston Co., NC Henrietta Isabella Powell b. 28 Sep 1809 Johnston Co., NC; d. 29 May 1896 Colquitt Co., GA; Buried Bridge Creek Cemetery, Colquitt Co., GA ; daughter of Kader Powell and (mother’s name unknown at this time, But I’m working on it!! JNT)
Children:
4. Thomas Stephenson b. 1834 Johnston Co., NC; d. Nov 1862 Atlanta, GA, buried Oakland Cem., Atlanta; married about 1861 Mary Ann Tucker b. 16 April 1843 Colquitt Co., GA; d. 11 March 1902; daughter of Henry Crawford Tucker and Margaret “Peggy” Watson (Mary Ann was half-sister of John Tucker); No record of any children.
5. Susan Ann Stephenson b. 26 Sep 1835 Johnston Co., NC;       d. 19 Sep 1917 Colquitt Co., GA; Buried Live Oak Cemetery, Colquitt Co., GA; married on 6 Sep 1855 in Thomas Co., GA John        Tucker b. 24 Mar 1833 Thomas Co., GA d. 27 Oct 1919 Colquitt Co., GA; Buried Live Oak Cem.,        Colquitt Co., GA ; son Of Henry Crawford Tucker and Nancy Sapp
       Children:
       (1) Susan Jane “Babe” Tucker b. 9 Aug 1856 Colquitt Co., GA ; d. 6 Oct 1929 Colq. Co., GA; Buried Oak Dale Cem., Colquitt Co., GA ; married 23 Oct 1873 James Thomas “Sonny” Norman; had 10 children
       (2) Nancy Isabel “Nanny” Tucker b. 1 Feb 1859 Colq. Co., GA; d. 19 Oct 1937 Colq., Co.; Buried Horne Family Cemetery; married Feb 1881 Michael Jordan “Little Mike” Horne;              number of children unknown at this time.
       (3) Missouri Angeline “Sis” Tucker b. 5 Nov 1861 Colq. Co.; d. 25 May 1839 Colq. Co., GA, Buried Oak Dale Cem., Colq. Co.; Married 19 Jan 1883 in Colq. Co. William Henry Monk; had 7 children
       (4) Florence Idella Tucker b. 4 Nov 1863 Colq. Co.; d. 14 Nov 1941 Colq. Co.; Buried Rose of Sharon Cem., Colq. Co.; married 26 Jun 1884 in Colquitt Co. Jeremiah Washington Hancock; had at least 6 children.
       (5) John Crawford “Bud” Tucker b. 12 Feb 1865 Colq. Co.; d. 14 May 1951 Colq. Co.; Buried Live Oak Cem., Colq. Co.; married 22 Oct 1885 in Colq. Co. Sarah Ann “Sallie” Newton; had 8 children
       (6) George Thomas Tucker b. 28 Dec 1867 Colq. Co.; d. 11 Dec 1888 Colq. Co; Buried old family cemetery near his family’s “homeplace”
       (7) Elbert Alexandria Tucker       b. 7 Apr 1870 Colq. Co.; d. 1952 Colq. Co.; Buried Live Oak Cem., Colquitt Co., GA; married Auguston “Gus” Green; had one child, who died in infancy.
       (8) Robert Ivey “Bob” Tucker       b. 7 Oct 1872 Colq. Co. d. Young; Buried old family cemetery near homeplace
       (9) Sarah Mahalia “Sallie” Tucker b. 7 Feb 1875 Colq. Co.; d. 10 Jan 1949 Colq. Co.; Buried West View Cem., Moultrie, GA; married 24 April 1890 Willis Price; had at least 8 children.
       (10) Elliott Tucker b. abt 1877 Colquitt Co. d. Young; buried old family cemetery near homeplace
       (11) Marion Lawrence “Cap” Tucker b. 11 Nov 1878 Colq. Co., GA; d. 6 Sep 1961 Colq. Co.; Buried West View Cem., Moultrie, GA; married 23 Dec 1898 Mary Ida Key ; had 11children.
6. David Lafayette Stephenson       b. 1837 Johnston Co., NC; d. 10 Dec 1894 Lafayette Co., FL;       Married 6 Sep 1860 Thomas Co., GA Mary Frances “Sis” White b. 1845 d. 30 April 1926 Lafayette Co., FL
       Children:
       (1) Carrie B. Stephenson (birth date unknown)
       (2) Anderson Lafayette Stephenson b.1861 GA; d.1929 in Lafayette Co., FL; marr. 1887 in FL Lucy Peavy
       (3) Annie Elizabeth Stephenson b. 1864 GA; d. 10 Dec 1947 Lafayette Co., FL; marr. James Andrew Lawson
       (4) Cabot “Cabe” Stephenson (a son) b. abt 1866 GA; d. before 1885 GA; buried White Family Cemetery, Thomas Co., GA
       (5) Sophronia Idella Stephenson b. 1871 GA; d. ??; married 1885 Hardy Matthews
              {It appears to me that “Idella” was a name passed down through this branch of the Stephenson family — Susan Ann Stephenson Tucker named one of her daughters “Idella”; Missouri AngelineTucker Monk (Susan Ann’s daughter) named her oldest daughter “Mattie Idella” (my grandmother). JNT}
       (6) Merta “Mertie” Stephenson (a daughter) b. abt 1872 GA
       (7) John Moore Stephenson b. 20 May 1872 Thomas Co., GA ; d. 29 Mar 1951 Tift Co., GA ; married Mollie Mae Bass b. 3 Jul 1882 Randolph Co., GA; d. 11 Mar 1958 Tift Co., GA; had 10 children
       (8) Clem Stephenson b. 1873 GA; d. ??; married 6 Sep 1894 Theatre T. Revels
       (9) Caleb Henry Stephenson b. 1876 GA; d. 8 April 1968 Monticello, FL; married 8 Aug 1921 Sarah McCoy Johnson Buchanan
       (10) Martha “Mattie” Stephenson b. 1879 Thomas Co., GA; d. 12 May 1928 Gadsden Co., FL; married 1st 2 Nov 1896 John T. Mercer; 2nd John Wesley Ward; 3rd Dave Adams; 4th Jesse Grice
       (11) Therisa Clifford Stephenson b. 1882 Thomas Co., GA; d. 19 Aug 1927; married Allen Johnson
       (12) Edward Victor Stephenson b. 1883 Thomas Co., GA; d. 12 Aug 1960; married Mary Callie Stephens
       (13) Emma Preston Stephenson b. 1885 Florida d. ??; married 1st Sam Harry; 2nd John H. Majors
       (15) Willie “Charley” Stephenson b. 1888 Florida d. 1962 Florida; married abt 1912 Nancy Frances Bailey
7. Temperance “Tempie” Stephenson b. 1839 Johnston Co., NC d.1915, buried Harmony Primitive Baptist Church Cem., Brooks Co. Married 12 Apr 1883 Colquitt Co. A. C. Sellers; no record of any children. She was an invalid in old age; lived with her brother, Henry, in her last years; buried Harmony Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Brooks Co., GA.
**8. Joshua Stephenson, Jr. b. 1841 Johnston Co., NC d. ??; married ??
**9. Vashti Stephenson b. 1843 Johnston Co., NC d. ??; married ??
**10. Stephen Stephenson       b. 1846 Johnston Co., NC       d. ??; married ??
11. Henry Lafayette Stephenson b. 22 July 1849 Johnston Co., NC; d. 10 Feb 1915, buried Harmony Primitive Baptist Church Cem., Brooks Co., GA ; Married 5 Apr 1883 Colquitt Co., GA Amanda Johnson b. Feb 1860 GA; d. 18 Oct 1935 Barwick, GA; buried Harmony Primitive Baptist Church Cem., Brooks Co.
       Children:
       (1)       Laura Stephenson b. 1885 Colquitt Co., GA; d. 24 Jul 1953 Colquitt Co., GA; married 24 Jan 1909 Colquitt Co., GA Robert Bass b. 1885; d. 1963
       (2)       Suzie Stephenson b. 25 Dec 1887 Colquitt Co., GA; d. 10 Apr 1966 Tallahassee, FL; married 22 Dec 1907 Colquitt Co., GA Robert James Winchester
       (3)       Missouri Stephenson b. 10 Apr 1890; d. before 1926 Thomasville, GA; married 5 Apr 1913 Thomas Co., GA James Elias Clements
       (4)       Thomas Joshua “Tom” Stephenson b. 30 Jan 1892; d. 16 Jul 1978 Barwick, GA, buried Harmony Primitive Baptist Church Cem., Brooks Co.; married Ruby Strckland b. 1892 Brooks Co., GA; d. 1973 Colquitt Co., GA
       (5)       Balma Stephenson b. 13 Aug 1894; d. 3 Jan 1968 Colquitt Co., GA; married 23 Apr 1911 Thomas Co., GA Jeremiah Bryant Monk
       (6)       Edward Boyd Stephenson b. 26 Mar 1896 Dixie, Thomas Co., GA; d. 4 Aug 1970 Dixie, GA, buried Harmony Primitive Baptist Church Cem., Brooks Co.; married 18 Mar 1923 Thomas Co., GA Marita Shephard       
**12. Missouri Stephenson b. 1853 Thomas Co., GA d. ??; Married ??

**These are the children of Joshua Stephenson about whom I desire MORE INFORMATION!!

SOURCES:
(1) Research papers of certain descendants of Martha Jane Stephenson Hancock, Susan Ann Stephenson Tucker, David Lafayette Stephenson, and Henry Layfayette Stephenson.
(2) “Thomas County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings Volume I 1857 - 1875” ; Tad Evans; 1995
(3) “The Moultrie Observer,” Moultrie, GA, Thursday, June 11, 1896
(4) US Federal Censuses — 1830 Johnston Co., NC; 1840 Wake Co., NC; 1850, 1860, 1870 Thomas Co., GA; 1860, 1870, 1880 Colquitt Co., GA
(5) Compiled Service Records of Bartley Stephenson and Thomas Stephenson obtained from Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA



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